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What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18. Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Nominees

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From News, posted 5.01.18. The 2018 Tony nods are out and several BMI affiliates are poised to win big. The prestigious awards will be presented Sunday, June 10, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Catch it live at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central on CBS. Here are the BMI nominees. Congratulations and good luck to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Oscar Winners Alexandre Desplat, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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From News, posted 3.05.18. BMI congratulates Alexandre Desplat on winning his second Best Original Score Oscar, this year for his score for The Shape of Water. The coveted award adds to the Golden Globe and BAFTA trophies that Desplat took home earlier this year for the same score. Desplat, who has been nominated a… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Members to Delight Audiences With Performances at “Smoker”

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its winter “Smoker” on Thursday, March 8, at 5:00 PM at BMI’s NYC office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St. 30th Floor). The highly-anticipated event, which is FREE and open to the public with a required reservation, will showcase… Read more...


Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Great songwriting duos – think Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Bacharach/David, or Leiber/Stoller – are extremely rare. Anyone who’s tried to write a song with another person can attest that chemistry is one thing you can’t force – you just hope to be fortunate enough to find it. But for musical theater writing… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Adrienne Danrich Debuts ‘Love & Trouble: Five Personas ~ One Voice’ in NYC

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From News, posted 2.12.18. Emmy-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich has performed leading operatic roles around the world, including Aida and Madame Butterfly, and this year she will be heard at the Cincinnati and Metropolitan Operas, as well as the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to being a classically trained singer, the talented BMI affiliate… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...


BMI Composer David Yazbek Brings His Unique Sound Back to Broadway

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Don’t try to put David Yazbek in a box. In fact, he is adamant that genres and categories mean very little to him. But it’s really hard to believe considering his overwhelming success scoring Broadway musicals, including his critically acclaimed new show The Band’s Visit. The three-time Tony Award nominee,… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications Through August 4

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From News, posted 7.12.17. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4. This prestigious workshop begins mid-September 2017 and runs through June 2018. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Winners of 2017 Musical Theatre Awards

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From News, posted 6.28.17. The BMI Foundation has announced seven members of the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as the winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, encompassing the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award, and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding… Read more...